Cagnes-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: If you visit the resort and beaches of Cagnes-sur-Mer be sure to also explore the attractive old village of Haut-de-Cagnes on the hill behind

Cagnes-sur-Mer is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cagnes-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Cagnes-sur-Mer travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cagnes-sur-Mer in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fondation Maeght at 5 km and Biot at 6 km.

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 4 km (direction north-west)

On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum...

See Saint-Paul-de-Vence guide
Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght

Museum at 5 km (direction north-west)

The Fondation Maeght art gallery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence features works by famous modern artists such...

See Fondation Maeght guide


at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

The arcacded houses around Place des Arcades are the start of your visit to...

See Biot guide


at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

After exploring the walled historic centre of Vence you can take a stroll to...

See Vence guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

One of the most picturesque towns on the Riviera, Antibes also has a very...

See Antibes guide


at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the medieval centre and the lovely views that will attract you to...

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

One of the largest towns in France, Nice is also the most visited resort...

See Nice guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

A short distance west of Antibes, Juan-les-Pins is one of the liveliest resorts in...

See Juan-les-Pins guide


at 12 km (direction west)

Very quiet when we visited, we found Valbonne to be an almost undiscovered small...

See Valbonne guide
Valmasque Parc

Valmasque Parc

at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

Valmasque Parc is a tranquil park of trees and picnic areas...

See Valmasque Parc guide
Cap d\'Antibes

Cap d'Antibes

at 13 km (direction south)

The Cap d'Antibes peninsula is a tranquil region between Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, with a...

See Cap d'Antibes guide


at 13 km (direction west)

Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views...

See Opio guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

An attractive village with ruins of a castle and fortified walls, and surrounded by...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the loveliest positions on...

See Villefranche-sur-Mer guide

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Markets in and near Cagnes-sur-Mer

Market days in Cagnes-sur-Mer: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday;

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (0km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (3km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (9km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (12km)
  • Vallauris: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (14km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (14km)
  • Le Cannet: market Tuesday & Sunday (14km)

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Tourist attractions near Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

What to do at Cagnes-sur-Mer? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cagnes-sur-Mer.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (6km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (22km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (42km)
  • Saorge Monastery (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (17km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (9km)
  • Jardin botanique (10km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (15km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (17km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (19km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (23km)
  • Palais Carnolès (31km)
  • La citronneraie (31km)
  • Serre de la Madone (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (10km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (12km)
  • Tete de Chien (22km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (27km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (5km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (14km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (39km)

Geography and distances

Cagnes-sur-Mer is in the south-east of France at 10 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Cagnes-sur-Mer is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cagnes-sur-Mer

Canton: Cagnes-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Cagnes-sur-Mer

from Nice (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 903 km

from Nice: 11 km

from Bordeaux: 629 km

from Strasbourg: 549 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Cagnes-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Biot, La Colle-sur-Loup, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Saint-Paul, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Villeneuve-Loubet.

This page in French: Visiter Cagnes-sur-Mer